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Posted: 9/9/2004 5:56:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:05:26 AM EST by so2315]
Check out this new clock for the AWB, full page!!!

http://www.mikecaswell.com/AWBcountdown.swf
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:58:02 AM EST
SHweet!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:59:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:00:48 AM EST
how could you make this your wallpaper if you have a cable internet connection that is always on? Got to be a way.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:06:28 AM EST
someone needs to tag this clock or at least get it up somewhere on the opening screen!!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:59:04 PM EST
bump
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:00:05 PM EST
Cool, would be nice to run as a background.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:00:10 PM EST
It's been my homepage since Mike put it up
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:13:13 PM EST
I need to make this my screensaver...how do I do that?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:16:48 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:19:22 PM EST
Eastern Standard Time
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:32:36 PM EST
To get around the problem of different peoples' computers being set to different times and different time zones, given the fact that the ban expires Sunday night at midnight EASTERN time regardless of where you are located, I made this countdown clock get the time from the server, and it calculates the time remaining until expiration from that (since it's a known).

So, what I'm saying is that I doubt it will work correctly if the SWF file is downloaded to your local machine (which I assume you'd have to do to make it a screensaver).

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:38:23 PM EST
If you have broadband, isnt there a way to make your background a webpage? Cant you just set it to that?

I think it has something to do with Active Desktop, but I may be wrong.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:58:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcaswell:
So, what I'm saying is that I doubt it will work correctly if the SWF file is downloaded to your local machine (which I assume you'd have to do to make it a screensaver).


Actually, cancel that... it will apparently work even if you download the file, as long as you have an internet connection active at that moment for it to contact the time reporting script on the server.

It only has to contact the server once. At that point, it calculates an offset and uses your computer's clock to run the countdown from then on (unless it is reloaded, in which case it will need to talk to the server again).

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:02:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By mcaswell:
So, what I'm saying is that I doubt it will work correctly if the SWF file is downloaded to your local machine (which I assume you'd have to do to make it a screensaver).


Actually, cancel that... it will apparently work even if you download the file, as long as you have an internet connection active at that moment for it to contact the time reporting script on the server.

It only has to contact the server once. At that point, it calculates an offset and uses your computer's clock to run the countdown from then on (unless it is reloaded, in which case it will need to talk to the server again).

--Mike



... You rock Mike!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:35:00 PM EST
If you downloaded the SWF, you might want to download it again... I made some changes to better handle reaching zero.

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:37:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:44:14 PM EST
allright so how do you download this to your desktop??
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:47:15 PM EST
According to this clock the ban expires on midnight the 12th, so the 13th will be the first "free" day for AW's in 10 years. Now are we all on the same page?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:50:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 8:50:39 PM EST by AZ-K9]
Instructions for making it a desktop for the retards in the class?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:52:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 10:00:49 PM EST by Janus]
Here's a program you can use to convert the swf to a wallpaper:

www.multidmedia.com/software/flashcandy/trial/index.php?action=download&

It's a trial version so it will put an annoying logo in the top left corner, but it does work.




Flash Wallpaper works better.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:27:01 PM EST
Also try Flash Wallpaper - it's free for personal use and seems to do the trick.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:43:26 PM EST
I just sent it to comrad Feinstein...God forgive me but I hate her......ROTFLOL......
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:48:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hateca:
I just sent it to comrad Feinstein...God forgive me but I hate her......ROTFLOL......



Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:08:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hateca:
I just sent it to comrad Feinstein...God forgive me but I hate her......ROTFLOL......


Good job! I love the thought of her watching the seconds tick off of her legacy.

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:08:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 2:20:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
How many more hours is congress in session before it is fully dead and gone without a doubt?


It is dead and gone without a doubt.

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:27:46 PM EST
So what happens when it reaches zero?

Cool fireworks graphics or do I have to look out my window to see a river of blood and Uzis coming down the street?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:40:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 4:41:44 PM EST by melbo9]
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:49:07 PM EST
Ok I have d/l the flash wallpaper... I have am having a little confusion trying to figure out how to d/l the clock. Any help guys?
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:34:42 PM EST
ONE BIG BUMP!!!!!
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